la suficiencia
-the competence
See the entry for suficiencia.

suficiencia

suficiencia(
soo
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fee
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syehn
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syah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (capability)
a. competence
La Sra. Gómez ha demostrado una gran suficiencia en todos los puestos que ha ocupado en nuestra empresa.Mrs. Gomez has shown great competence in all the positions she has held in our company.
b. aptitude
Todos los candidatos al puesto tendrán que superar varios tests de suficiencia.All candidates for the position will have to pass several aptitude tests.
c. ability
La suficiencia para llevar a cabo una tarea no es necesariamente innata, puede aprenderse con la práctica.The ability to perform a task is not necessarily innate. It can be learned through practice.
d. proficiency
Tendrás que hacer un examen de suficiencia para que podamos determinar tu nivel de francés.You'll have to take a proficiency test so that we can determine your level of French.
2. (adequacy)
a. suitability
La suficiencia de la ley en sí misma es indiscutible, pero su ejecución ha sido desastrosa.The suitability of the law itself is indisputable, but its implementation has been disastrous.
3. (arrogance)
a. self-satisfaction
No aguanto a Carlos, me saca de quicio su suficiencia.I can't stand Carlos. His self-satisfaction gets on my nerves.
b. smugness
La suficiencia del orador hacía que su discurso fuera vacuo y exento de todo interés.The speaker's smugness made his speech empty and totally uninteresting.
c. self-importance
Es un don nadie, y su suficiencia está totalmente injustificada.He's a nobody, and his self-importance is totally unjustified.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No me hables con esa suficiencia. Recuerda que soy tu padre y me debes un respeto.Don't talk to me so smugly. Remember that I'm your father and you owe me some respect.
La secretaria del jefe trata a todo el mundo con tanta suficiencia. No sé quién se ha creído que es.The boss's secretary treats everyone so dismissively. I don't know who she thinks she is.
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suficiencia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (capacidad)
a. proficiency
2. (idoneidad)
a. suitability
3. (de medidas, esfuerzos)
a. adequacy
4. (presunción)
a. smugness, self-importance
5. (education)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. resit of secondary school end-of-year examination at end of June
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suficiencia
1 (cabida) sufficiency
con suficiencia sufficiently; adequately; una suficiencia de ... enough ...
2 (competencia) competence
demostrar su suficiencia to prove one's competence; show one's capabilities
3 (Escol) proficiency
4 (engreimiento) self-importance; (satisfacción de sí mismo) smugness; self-satisfaction
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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